Education - High School Students

Kenädän Ku - Kwanlin Dün First Nations House of Learning
5 O’Brien Place
Whitehorse Yukon
Phone: 867-633-8422

Community Education Liaison Coordinators (CELCs)

CELSs work with students, parents/guardians and the school staff to achieve student success. The CELCs coordinate cultural activities, provide information on upcoming opportunities, provide information on the Native Graduation Ceremony and organize Elder visits to incorporate culture into students learning and to keep the students leaning in more ways than in the classroom.

The CELCs also provide support and resources to students transitioning into high school and to graduating students. 

Tutoring, Homework Club

Tutoring services and Homework Club are provided at Kenädän Ku for all subjects and are available on weekdays. To support high school students towards achieving academic success, KDFN Education offers the following programs:

  • One on one Tutoring provided at Kenädän Ku for all subjects Monday - Thursday 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Tutors are trained to determine the best way each student learns and helps them to achieve their goals.

  • Homework Club (if available) provided at Kenädän Ku Monday - Thursday 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. (hours may vary depending on need and tutor availability.)

  • To download the application and permission form, click here.

Computer Access

The Kenädän Ku foyer computer is available to KDFN citizens during weekday office hours (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) Kenädän Ku provides this computer with internet access for students to study, research, compare post-secondary options, access documents, search for jobs and email.

The Kenädän Ku computer lab is available for students upon request. This provides students a quiet space to study.

KDFN School Supply Bursary

To download the application form, click here

Application deadline is September 15, 2019

Approved applicants will receive $75 per qualifying KDFN student as per The KDFN School Supplies (Kindergarten to Grade 12) Bursary Policy

Child or Children must be Kwanlin Dün First Nation Citizens, registered with the KDFN Citizenship Office

Post-Secondary Education Preparation

Graduation and applying for post-secondary education can be a difficult and confusing time. At Kenädän Ku, career counselling is available to help students that are unsure about the field they want to pursue. The staff at Kenädän Ku can provide information about different post-secondary options, help with applications, and help you make a plan to achieve your goals.

Employment Support Services

The Employment Support Services Facilitator works one-on-one with citizens in the areas of career and life planning, action plans, job readiness coaching, resume development and update, and employment retention plans.
Kenädän Ku maintains an active job board of available employment opportunities with the KDFN government and throughout the Yukon. The job board is organized into categories for convenience.

Please ask the receptionist for a copy of any advertisement you are interested in.

Aboriginal Labour Force Alliance (ALFA)-Funded Training

ALFA is a work-based fund that enables unemployed Yukon-based KDFN citizens to access training for skills and certifications that are needed for certain types of employment. It can be used to assist citizens in accessing funding for work gear, training sponsorships and in some cases a wage subsidy.

Staff at KDFN can assist citizens with the ALFA application and the steps necessary to making a plan towards employment.